The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 57 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1883 2150 2108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.55% 3.85% 3.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.32% 4.83% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1507 1449
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £378
% change year-on-year
+4.50% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 25
Median hourly rate £30.50 £38.80 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.39% +23.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 £20.94 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £48.96 £61.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £43.43 £30.33
% change year-on-year
-34.95% +43.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 1733 £425 - 321
London -12 774 £475 - 137
South East +13 315 £400 - 58
North West -7 145 £375 -6.25% 25
East of England +36 118 £400 - 26
City of London -21 118 £475 - 49
West Midlands -3 105 £388 -1.58% 15
Scotland -31 103 £363 -3.97% 8
Yorkshire -31 91 £381 +1.66% 24
Berkshire +10 76 £420 +5.00% 19
Edinburgh -7 75 £360 +2.85% 4
East Midlands +30 74 £425 - 7
Buckinghamshire +27 72 £400 +6.66% 6
West Yorkshire -9 71 £400 +14.28% 21
South West -28 69 £376 +0.33% 20
Manchester +10 65 £375 +1.69% 19
Milton Keynes +23 56 £400 +9.58% 4
Hampshire -5 50 £425 +6.25% 9
Leeds -27 39 £400 +14.28% 13
Northamptonshire +13 38 £513 +20.58% 2
Reading +7 36 £381 -15.33% 8
West Sussex +5 35 £400 - 7
Essex +19 34 £255 -43.33% 3
Northampton +11 31 £550 +22.22% 1
Birmingham +7 31 £350 -14.37% 5
Surrey +1 31 £438 +12.90% 8
Lancashire +14 28 £415 +16.49%
Cheshire -27 27 £413 +3.12% 2
Bedfordshire +11 26 £450 +20.00% 4
North East -65 26 £420 +1.81% 6

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 1252 (33.98%) Finance
2 963 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 838 (22.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 684 (18.57%) Project Management
5 615 (16.69%) Banking
6 536 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
7 453 (12.30%) SQL
8 357 (9.69%) Retail
9 329 (8.93%) Use Case
10 309 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
11 292 (7.93%) PRINCE2
11 292 (7.93%) Change Management
12 276 (7.49%) Microsoft
13 272 (7.38%) Oracle
14 264 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
15 263 (7.14%) SDLC
16 259 (7.03%) Waterfall
17 255 (6.92%) Data Analysis
18 251 (6.81%) User Stories
19 247 (6.70%) Scrum
20 245 (6.65%) MS Excel
20 245 (6.65%) Degree
21 235 (6.38%) SAP
22 232 (6.30%) UML
23 230 (6.24%) CRM
24 221 (6.00%) Migration
25 214 (5.81%) ISEB
26 213 (5.78%) Data Modelling
27 197 (5.35%) Investment Banking
28 190 (5.16%) Management Information System

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 118 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 71 (1.93%) CMS
3 51 (1.38%) Confluence
4 30 (0.81%) SAS
5 24 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
6 23 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (0.60%) Skype for Business
8 17 (0.46%) Apache
9 13 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (0.24%) IIS
12 8 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.22%) Drupal
12 8 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.19%) MS Project Server
13 7 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.19%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.16%) Documentum
14 6 (0.16%) JBoss
15 4 (0.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 245 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 178 (4.83%) MS Visio
3 144 (3.91%) MS Office
4 107 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 78 (2.12%) MS Project
6 19 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.054%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.054%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.027%) SPSS
11 1 (0.027%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 97 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.54%) Sonata
3 16 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.38%) Tercero
5 11 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
6 10 (0.27%) SAP CRM
6 10 (0.27%) SAP HR
7 8 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
7 8 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
7 8 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.22%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.16%) HFM
9 6 (0.16%) Hi Portfolio
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.25%) Office 365
2 35 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.60%) IaaS
4 20 (0.54%) SaaS
4 20 (0.54%) Yammer
5 15 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
7 6 (0.16%) PaaS
7 6 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.14%) Force.com
8 5 (0.14%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.11%) Lucidchart
10 3 (0.081%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.081%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.054%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.054%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.054%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.054%) Trello
12 1 (0.027%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 30 (0.81%) Internet
2 29 (0.79%) Intranet
3 16 (0.43%) DNS
4 12 (0.33%) DHCP
5 10 (0.27%) Network Security
6 8 (0.22%) WAN
7 7 (0.19%) Broadband
8 6 (0.16%) Firewall
8 6 (0.16%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.16%) WebEx
9 5 (0.14%) ATM
9 5 (0.14%) LAN
9 5 (0.14%) Skype
10 4 (0.11%) Extranet
10 4 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.11%) Wireless
11 3 (0.081%) FTP
11 3 (0.081%) SAN
11 3 (0.081%) VoIP
12 2 (0.054%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
2 138 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 75 (2.04%) Data Mining
4 71 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
6 57 (1.55%) Relational Database
7 53 (1.44%) Oracle Database
8 48 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
9 46 (1.25%) Big Data
9 46 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (1.03%) QlikView
11 31 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
12 30 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 26 (0.71%) MS Access
14 24 (0.65%) NoSQL
15 21 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (0.52%) Hadoop
17 18 (0.49%) MySQL
17 18 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
18 16 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 125 (3.39%) JIRA
2 33 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
3 20 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 19 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 16 (0.43%) Selenium
7 14 (0.38%) Git (software)
8 13 (0.35%) Cucumber
9 12 (0.33%) Axure RP
10 11 (0.30%) NUnit
11 9 (0.24%) MSTest
11 9 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
12 8 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 8 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.16%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.16%) Spock
13 6 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.14%) JMeter
General
1 1252 (33.98%) Finance
2 615 (16.69%) Banking
3 357 (9.69%) Retail
4 197 (5.35%) Investment Banking
5 117 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 114 (3.09%) Legal
7 106 (2.88%) Front Office
8 104 (2.82%) Back Office
9 101 (2.74%) Marketing
10 73 (1.98%) Retail Banking
11 59 (1.60%) Manufacturing
12 47 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 40 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 34 (0.92%) Law
15 33 (0.90%) Billing
16 30 (0.81%) Advertising
17 25 (0.68%) Games
17 25 (0.68%) Local Government
18 24 (0.65%) Publishing
19 21 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2665 (72.34%) Analyst
2 2364 (64.17%) Business Analyst
3 316 (8.58%) Project Manager
4 209 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
5 202 (5.48%) Consultant
6 187 (5.08%) Developer
7 183 (4.97%) Senior Business Analyst
8 173 (4.70%) Banking Analyst
9 155 (4.21%) Agile Business Analyst
9 155 (4.21%) Financial Analyst
10 151 (4.10%) Architect
11 144 (3.91%) Finance Business Analyst
12 134 (3.64%) Business Systems Analyst
13 133 (3.61%) Banking Business Analyst
14 128 (3.47%) Digital Analyst
15 127 (3.45%) Digital Business Analyst
16 121 (3.28%) Project Analyst
17 118 (3.20%) IT Analyst
18 114 (3.09%) Business IT Analyst
19 113 (3.07%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (2.96%) .NET
2 95 (2.58%) XML
3 89 (2.42%) Web Services
4 87 (2.36%) HTML
5 39 (1.06%) CSS
6 36 (0.98%) HTML5
7 34 (0.92%) AngularJS
8 28 (0.76%) .NET Framework
9 27 (0.73%) Middleware
10 25 (0.68%) ASP.NET
11 24 (0.65%) SOAP
12 22 (0.60%) jQuery
13 21 (0.57%) COM
14 19 (0.52%) Entity Framework
15 18 (0.49%) REST
16 14 (0.38%) FpML
17 12 (0.33%) J2EE
17 12 (0.33%) Spring
17 12 (0.33%) WCF
18 11 (0.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 536 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (5.16%) Management Information System
3 121 (3.28%) User Experience
4 92 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 81 (2.20%) Fixed Income
6 74 (2.01%) Derivative
7 68 (1.85%) Equities
8 61 (1.66%) Data Centre
9 53 (1.44%) Computer Science
10 50 (1.36%) Credit Risk
11 49 (1.33%) NHS
12 43 (1.17%) Data Structures
13 39 (1.06%) Visualisation
14 38 (1.03%) Reference Data
15 34 (0.92%) Market Risk
15 34 (0.92%) Mobile App
16 33 (0.90%) Virtual Team
17 29 (0.79%) Data Integration
18 25 (0.68%) PMI
19 23 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 125 (3.39%) Windows
2 66 (1.79%) Unix
3 41 (1.11%) Linux
4 18 (0.49%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.30%) Android
6 10 (0.27%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.14%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.14%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.14%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.11%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.027%) Solaris
11 1 (0.027%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.027%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.027%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 963 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
2 838 (22.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 684 (18.57%) Project Management
4 329 (8.93%) Use Case
5 309 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
6 292 (7.93%) Change Management
6 292 (7.93%) PRINCE2
7 264 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 263 (7.14%) SDLC
9 259 (7.03%) Waterfall
10 255 (6.92%) Data Analysis
11 251 (6.81%) User Stories
12 247 (6.70%) Scrum
13 232 (6.30%) UML
14 230 (6.24%) CRM
15 221 (6.00%) Migration
16 213 (5.78%) Data Modelling
17 174 (4.72%) ITIL
18 158 (4.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 156 (4.23%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 453 (12.30%) SQL
2 133 (3.61%) Java
3 116 (3.15%) C#
4 84 (2.28%) JavaScript
5 65 (1.76%) PL/SQL
6 43 (1.17%) Python
7 36 (0.98%) T-SQL
8 35 (0.95%) VBA
9 31 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 26 (0.71%) VB
11 25 (0.68%) C
12 22 (0.60%) Bash Shell
13 18 (0.49%) C++
14 16 (0.43%) PHP
15 15 (0.41%) PowerShell
16 13 (0.35%) COBOL
17 9 (0.24%) Ruby
17 9 (0.24%) Scala
18 8 (0.22%) ABAP
19 7 (0.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 245 (6.65%) Degree
2 214 (5.81%) ISEB
3 151 (4.10%) Security Cleared
4 85 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 58 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 42 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 42 (1.14%) PMP
6 42 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 37 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 28 (0.76%) IIBA
9 27 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 24 (0.65%) CBAP
11 21 (0.57%) ACCA
11 21 (0.57%) CIMA
12 15 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.27%) CISSP
15 9 (0.24%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 7 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (2.77%) QA
2 74 (2.01%) Data Quality
3 46 (1.25%) MiFID
4 28 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 26 (0.71%) Solvency II
6 20 (0.54%) FATCA
7 19 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
8 18 (0.49%) SLA
9 15 (0.41%) EMIR
10 13 (0.35%) UCITS
11 12 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (0.30%) AIFMD
12 11 (0.30%) COBIT
13 7 (0.19%) Basel II
13 7 (0.19%) Basel III
14 6 (0.16%) SEPA
15 5 (0.14%) COREP
15 5 (0.14%) GAAP
16 4 (0.11%) PMBOK
17 3 (0.081%) IAS 39
System Software
1 60 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (0.11%) Docker
4 3 (0.081%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.054%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.054%) UAG
5 2 (0.054%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.027%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.027%) Samba
6 1 (0.027%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.027%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.027%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
1 27 (0.73%) Puppet
2 13 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.16%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.11%) Ansible
4 4 (0.11%) Control-M
4 4 (0.11%) Nagios
4 4 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
5 3 (0.081%) SCCM
6 2 (0.054%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.054%) MOM
7 1 (0.027%) OPNET
7 1 (0.027%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 276 (7.49%) Microsoft
2 272 (7.38%) Oracle
3 235 (6.38%) SAP
4 84 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
5 50 (1.36%) ServiceNow
6 49 (1.33%) Pega
7 45 (1.22%) Tableau
8 39 (1.06%) IBM
9 29 (0.79%) Murex
10 27 (0.73%) Sitecore
11 26 (0.71%) Informatica
12 25 (0.68%) HP
12 25 (0.68%) Infor
13 21 (0.57%) Adobe
13 21 (0.57%) Avaloq
14 19 (0.52%) Cognos
14 19 (0.52%) Hyperion
15 18 (0.49%) FNZ
15 18 (0.49%) Remedy
16 17 (0.46%) SaltStack
London
Edgar Cowen
Posted: 23 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
KDR
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + likely extension, home working
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETTITVE
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £360.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £600 to £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £140.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £525 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago